Leonids Meteor Shower Tonight

Leonids Meteor Shower Tonight, livecast starts at 7pm EST

As Earth passes through comet Tempel-Tuttle’s orbital path and encounters its debris, we will be treated to November’s Leonids Meteor Shower. One comet’s trash becomes our planet’s treasure as the dust left by Tempel-Tuttle is transformed into a fiery meteor shower as it hits our atmosphere. Join Helen Avery and Bob Berman tonight at 7pm EST (00:00 UTC) as they prep you to go outside on this dark, moonless weekend night to enjoy the spectacle for yourself. Until then, read Robert Frost‘s poem about the Leonids, as well as other posts about it in Illuminations, including about the constellation Leo where it appears.

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